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Archive for March, 2015

Going short Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

OMG! OK, it’s forkorting (abbreviation) time. LOL. 🙂 BTW, YOLO, so let’s get down to it: osv. = og så videre = ”and so further” = etc.: Vi må betale eiendomsskatt osv. (We’ve got to pay property tax etc.) osb. = og så bortetter = osv. in Nynorsk Norwegian. f.eks. = for eksempel = for example: Vil du…

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Norwegians Speak Dialects Posted by on Mar 15, 2015

”I don’t understand people who speak Nynorsk Norwegian, why can’t they just switch to Bokmål Norwegian?” Now and then, readers ask such things. I’ve written about the nynorsk/bokmål split before. Of course, it may still be confusing for new learners of Norwegian. So, I’d like to set the record straight as simply as I can…

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